APCO Welcomes AmChamSpain Chairman To International Advisory Council
Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2012) – Jaime Malet, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain (AmChamSpain), joins APCO Worldwide as a member of the company's International Advisory Council (IAC), Founder and CEO Margery Kraus announced today. Malet will provide strategic counsel to Spanish companies expanding overseas and international companies conducting business in Spain.
"Jaime's extensive network and expertise in building partnerships and creating shared value among diverse global stakeholders will be a valuable resource to our clients seeking to expand into new markets," said Kraus. "His past experience as an economist, lawyer, business leader and AmChamSpain chairman makes him an excellent advisor for emerging multinationals."
Malet has served as chairman of AmchamSpain for nearly a decade, where he is responsible for supervising the organization of more than 350 leading companies. AmChamSpain membership consists of a majority of U.S. companies with a presence in Spain and many Spanish companies with a presence in the United States. In this role, he works to improve the business climate and strengthen commercial relations between the two countries. He is also responsible for attracting and retaining Spanish investment in the United States and protecting the interests of American companies in Spain.
"APCO's global team has a proven reputation and record in assisting clients to achieve results on both technical and strategic issues," said Malet. "I'm eager to contribute to a strong team of former business leaders, corporate communicators, business negotiators, government officials and media experts in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia."
After years of practicing law, Malet currently serves as president of TELAM, a consulting firm that specializes in business opportunities and strategic and lobbying advice to large multinationals and investment funds in infrastructure projects, energy, information technology, health and finance. He is also a member of the board of advisors of the Spanish Confederation of Employers' Organizations, a patron of the U.S.-Spain Council and a member of the Corporate Governance Institute in Brussels.
Malet joins a dynamic group of experts, including: Eduardo Aguirre, former U.S. ambassador to Spain; Shelby Coffey, former editor of the Los Angeles Times and former president of CNN Business News; Carlos Gutierrez, former U.S. secretary of commerce and former chairman and CEO of Kellogg; Jaime Serra, former Mexican secretary of trade and industry and former secretary of finance; Bill Richardson, former U.S. secretary of energy and former governor of New Mexico; George Ugeux, former president of the European Investment Fund; and Joseph Zimmel, former managing director at Goldman Sachs.
About APCO Worldwide
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication consultancy with offices in major cities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. APCO offers services related to business, industry and finance; media, public opinion and society; and government and public policy. The firm is a majority women-owned business. For more information, please visit www.apcoworldwide.com.
About the International Advisory Council
APCO's International Advisory Council is a dynamic group of former senior members of government, the media, the diplomatic corps, academia, the business community and nonprofit organizations who work hand-in-hand with APCO's professionals to counsel clients on a broad range of issues.